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What Attracts Roaches?

Roaches aren't picky. They're opportunistic scavengers that will infest your home for any reason. That's why you got to be extra careful and proactive as the homeowner. Roaches love more than just a filthy indoor environment that's cluttered and dark.

Food and Junk

These hideous critters have a strange diet. Yes, you can rest assured that your pastries are high on their menu, but roaches will take a bite out of anything, including books and strands of hair. For this reason, it's advisable to keep all sources of food properly stored. Overlooking the smallest crumb can potentially lead to a roach invasion.

Unsanitary Conditions

Did you know that roaches are somewhat similar to cats? These critters clean themselves more often than you may think. However, despite their fastidiousness, they are desirous of a dirty, cluttered house because it provides not only the warmth that they need but also the food sources that they want. Ergo, it's in your best interest to tidy up every room, especially the kitchen and the pantry. Use disinfectant wipes to get rid of any sticky substances on your countertops. You'll be taking away one of the main things that roaches love: a mess that will keep them coming back for more.

Exposed Trash Cans

To us, garbage is nasty and unwanted, but roaches find garbage to be irresistible. That's why your trash cans shouldn't be too close to your home, and they shouldn't be overflowing with garbage. Also, you might want to start washing your trash cans every now and then because the goal is to eliminate every mess that can potentially attract roaches.

Dark and Damp Areas

Roaches like to handle their business in the dark just like any other culprit that scavenges to survive. Does this mean that you have to keep your lights on around the clock? The answer is no, but you may want to consider limiting the amount of moisture that's in your home or office. You can do this by simply opening a window in the kitchen to let out the steam coming from the stove. Also, get in the habit of wiping down your windows and surfaces. With less dampness, roaches won't find the dark areas to be as appealing.

Easy Access to Water

It's never a good idea to leave out your pet's water bowl because it can attract roaches just as easily as filth can. This largely explains why you'll find countless roaches in the sewer. The leaky pipes and filthy water go a long way toward quenching these critters' thirst. If you don't want them to infest your home or office, don't hesitate to deal with leaks and moisture problems. More importantly, contact Accel Pest and Termite Control and let our professional pest exterminators treat your property for roaches.

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